10 Stencil Techniques

Hey guys!!  Have you had a chance to check out the new and previously released stencils? They are so fun!

Today I am sharing 10 Techniques to create backgrounds for your cards using stencils. 

The first is simple ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks and the Scallops stencil.  I used 4 colors to create an ombre look.

The second card also uses ink blending but this time, I did some ink blending on the panel before adding the ink over the Waves stencil.

For my second technique, I did some more ink blending but this time with a bit of water.  I ink blended the panel then applied water with an ink blending tool over the Halftone Diamonds stencil to create a subtle background. 

The third technique is sometimes refered to as "black magic".  Although this is typically done with solid stamps, it can also be done with stencils.  I tapped on some white pigment ink onto back cardstock using the Leafy Green stencil and let that dry.  Next, I colored in the leaves with my colored pencils with very simple shading. 

I love texture paste and glimmer paste.  For my next card I used Glimmer Paste my Nuvo over the Mouse Flower stencil in just the center of the card panel. 

No need to purchase multiple colors of texture paste or Glimmer Paste.  Just use your inks to make it whatever color you want. 

Next, I did some dry embossing with the Stripes Stencil.  I used my Gemini and the "sandwich" that you would typically use for embossing with your dies. 

Moving onto heat embossing. I used the Jitters stencil and Versamark Ink to create a heat embossed background. 

We all have inexpensive acrylic paint in our stash right? I pounced on some of the paints using the Halftone Rectangle stencil. I love the texture this gives!

Who doesn't love the shine and shimmer that foiling gives? I used the Circular Harlequin stencil and Tombow Mono Multi Glue to apply the foiling. 

Last, I used some Alcohol Inks to create a background then plain rubbing alcohol to do some Ink Lifting using the Backgammon stencil. 

Be sure to check out the video below for more details. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a creative and crafty day!!

-Courtney